Byron Bitz suspended 2 games

Updated: April 14, 2012, 2:32 AM ET
By Dan Arritt | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Vancouver Canucks right wing Byron Bitz was suspended two games for a hard hit Wednesday night on Los Angeles Kings left wing Kyle Clifford, the league announced on Thursday.

The incident occurred late in the second period of a 4-2 victory by the Kings in Game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal.

Clifford already has been ruled out for Game 2 on Friday, coach Darryl Sutter said after practice on Thursday. He will be replaced in the lineup by either Kevin Westgarth, who ...

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